August 7, 2009

Marquez tears his calf

I was in the Qwest Field press box when my boy Jose broke this story.

Rafa Marquez tore his calf in training, which at the time meant he'd miss the friendly that night against the Seattle Sounders FC.

Pretty big news, but now the focus is on August 12th and the big qualifier against Mexico in Azteca Stadium.

I guess he wasn't likely to play anyway:
“Obviously, it’s not the best news,” Mexico coach Javier Aguirre said Thursday. “We had a tiny bit of hope that it was a small injury, but today we confirmed with Barcelona that it will be impossible for him to play.”

Even without the new injury, Marquez was doubtful for the match at Mexico City’s 105,000-seat Azteca Stadium. He still is recovering from left knee surgery and said a few days ago he was only at 20 percent strength.
Still gotta consider the U.S. the underdog... Sadly...

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